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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674

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beautiful walk in nature

This is a great area for couples, families, individuals---surrounded by nature, well maintained trail, walk through aspen groves, follow the Creek, watch salmon spawn, view bald... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cameron Park, California
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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you want to be out hiking, but can't tolerate incline path, this is the place. Good views and anybody can hike. A good place for novice hikers, and the view is awesome too.

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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great area for couples, families, individuals---surrounded by nature, well maintained trail, walk through aspen groves, follow the Creek, watch salmon spawn, view bald eagles, visit the underground creek/salmon viewing chamber and walk on the shore of this great lake.

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The season begins here at Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Memorial Day Weekend. We visited last week (first part of April), and the center was closed. The trails are open, although in a couple of places the water is running over the trail. This shouldn't deter one from adventuring around the loop. It's nicely done and one can see Mount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The visitor center was closed for the season. But we were able to walk down to the beach and enjoy the breathtaking view. It was also a good walk along the beach from Taylor Creek to the Camp Richardson Historic Resort.

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Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Park was closed for the winter but you can still get to the trails by parking on the road and walking to the creek, then go downstream on a path to the main trails. You can walk along the boardwalk and see the expired coho in the creek. We saw a beaver and some mallards eating the coho bodies.... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

it was a short drive from our hotel. my husband, 2 year old and I walked the rainbow trail. We saw the tail end of salmon swimming upstream. the visitor center was closed. we were able to walk to the beach. make sure to bring food. there are picnic tables. we missed the bears feasting on the fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

To see nature at its best. We go each year at the end of Sept or early October. The Kokanee come back to spawn and die where they were born. It is interesting to see the females make their nest. As they are dying they turn a bright red. We have even seen bear in the creek. The colours of... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful fall colors at Taylor Creek on the Rainbow Trout Trail! Stream Profile Chamber is awesome! Kokanee and Rainbow Trout Spawning bringing bears to the area to eat fish! Water a little murky.

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San Francisco, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I read about this place somewhere that it had an underground viewing area where you can watch the fish spawn. It was something I just wanted to see especially when I discovered October is spawning season!!! It was beautiful day. The parking lot was not completely filled so we found a place to park no prob. (I find lack of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Easy walking trails through different habitats so there is something for everyone who goes to Taylor Creek. Staff rangersare informative and provide lots of information in an easy going, friendly manner.There are beaver dams and chewed up trees you can witness while on the trail. We walked to Tallac Point down from the Visitors Center and enjoyed the great views... More 

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